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Frank L. Braman, Jr.Passing: August 7, 2022


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, August 12th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, August 12th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, August 12th

MITCHELL – Frank L. Braman, Jr., 91, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 13, 1931, in Salem, he was the son of Frank Lewis and Frances Irene (Turner) Braman, Sr.  He married Jane Mathews May 28, 1961.

Frank graduated from Mitchell High School in 1948 and Franklin College in 1952.  He was vice president of the Bank of Mitchell, served on the board of directors, and was owner of Braman Realty.

Frank was Lawrence County Treasurer from 1965-1972, and had served on the Dunn Memorial Hospital Board.  He was a member and past master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M., and also a member of the Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.  Frank was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and for several years served as treasurer.

From 1952-1956, Frank served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was a member and past commander of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Braman of Mitchell; sons, William Mathew (Amy) Braman of Seymour and Robert Lewis (Jamie Nicole) Braman of Greenwood; grandchildren, Ian David Braman, Meredith Frances Braman, Emma Grace Braman, and Margaret Marion Braman; and sister Carolyn (Richard) Riefe of Saginaw, Michigan.

His parents and brother, Jack Braman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Eric Kersey officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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16 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Karen Braman Foree | Radcliff, KY
    Date: August 12, 2022
    Uncle frank, you were the most respectable kindest man I knew. May God comfort you Aunt Jane, Bill and Bob and your families at this time of loss.
  2. Guest: Glenda Ferguson | Paoli, IN
    Date: August 11, 2022
    Jane, You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. What a wonderful family man. You have so many wonderful memories of times together. Much sympathy for your loss.
  3. Guest: Ken and Vickie(Parks) Lee | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 10, 2022
    To Jane, Carolyn and family we offer our sincere condolences. The Braman family has been part of my life for many decades. Frank worked with my mother at the Bank of Mitchell and she often commented on his sense of humor and kind demeanor. I remember his parents and shopping at the department store in town. He will be fondly remembered by many people in Mitchell. We are sorry for your loss.
  4. Guest: Jim and Susan Vogel | Thornton, CO. 80602
    Date: August 10, 2022
    So very sadden to hear of Frank’s passing. What a great man: full of life, love and integrity. Mitchell is losing another great one. Praying for your strength and know that God will help you through the tough times. Frank is at peace so try to do the same. Thinking of you all.
  5. Guest: Sonia and Larry Ewald | Tipp City , Ohio 45371
    Date: August 9, 2022
    We have great memories of Frank and all of the Braman family.Frank will surely be missed by all.
  6. Guest: George Sorrells | Rueschlikon, CH
    Date: August 9, 2022
    Our thoughts are with all of you. Frank was always there with a laugh and a smile. Best wishes through this hard time. George and Julie
  7. Guest: Alverta S. Hart | Mitchell, INv47446
    Date: August 9, 2022
    Prayers for Jane and the family. He is now out of pain and a better place than we are. Talking to God and seeing all of his old friends and parents. May God with you and your family at the time.
  8. Guest: Dan and Paula Caudell | Mitchell, Ind.
    Date: August 8, 2022
    We are so sorry to hear of Franks passing. He was a fine family man as well as a leader for so many years of our little community. We are sure he will be greatly missed. Our heart felt condolences to Jane and the entire family. Dan and Paula Caudell
  9. Guest: Libby Mann | Madison, In.
    Date: August 8, 2022
    My condolences to all of the family of Mr Braman. When I lived in Mitchell, the Braman family was always considered wonderful community leaders. I am truly sorry for your loss.
  10. Guest: Libby Mann | Madison, In.
    Date: August 8, 2022
    My condolences to all of the family of Mr Braman. When I lived in Mitchell, the Brahman family was always considered wonderful community leaders. I am truly sorry for your loss.
  11. Guest: Barney Tow | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: August 8, 2022
    My condolences Carolyn for the passing of your brother. Praying for you and your family.
  12. Guest: Martha Robison | Mitchell
    Date: August 8, 2022
    So sorry to learn of Frank's passing. I remember how he always seemed to be mowing his beautiful lawn when I was driving by on summer days. He will be missed.
  13. Guest: Karin Dobson | Jacksonville, NC 28546
    Date: August 8, 2022
    Jane and family sorry for your loss.. Karin Dobson
  14. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: August 8, 2022
    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing! He was a good man, and an asset to the city of Mitchell! Condolences to Jane and all the family!
  15. Guest: Linda Gass | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 8, 2022
    Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
  16. Guest: Joe and Faye Henderson | Coshocton, OH 43812
    Date: August 8, 2022
    I We will deeply miss seeing his smile and shaking his hand at the Methodist church next month at the festival. Frank has been a friend for many years. Mitchell has lost a distinguished resident. Jane has our deepest sympathy and love. Joe and Faye Henderson